Recent Press Releases Referencing Veterans Affairs

Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

Milwaukee Housing Authority Expands Support for Homeless Veterans

"Members of our nation’s armed forces have served with courage and honor and should have a place to call home."

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance

MPA Launches Fundraising Campaign To Add I-94, Hank Aaron State Trail Signage for Milwaukee Soldiers Home

National Trust offers $5,000 matching grant for public donations through the end of 2013

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance

Milwaukee VAMC Commences Repairs on Historic “Soldiers Home” Building

Today, the grand structure continues to dominate the landscape, but is in dire need of repair.

Neighborhood Buildings

  • Governor’s Mansion

    Governor's Mansion at Soldiers Home. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

    Former campus director home at Soldiers Home complex. Designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix. Building was one of three buildings made available for redevelopment in December 2018.

  • Headquarters Building

    Headquarters Building

  • Old Main

    Photo by Matthew Gilson courtesy of The Milwaukee Soldiers Home.

    The central building of the historic Soldiers Home Complex. A partnership of Alexander Company and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee will redevelop the building into housing for veterans starting in 2019. Designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix. Used as a long-term care center for veterans until 1989. Building owned by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Soldiers Home Chapel

    Soldiers Home Chapel. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

    Designed by architect Henry C. Koch. Part of the historic Soldiers Home complex built after the Civil War. Building was one of three buildings made available for redevelopment in December 2018.

  • VA Medical Center

    Milwaukee VA Medical Center. (Public Domain).

  • Ward Memorial Hall

    Ward Memorial Hall

    Ward Memorial Theater was designed by Henry C. Koch and constructed in 1881.  It was originally constructed as a two-story multi-purpose building that included a hall, restaurant, and train passenger waiting room.  The Hall was also used as a worship space until the construction of a freestanding chapel.  In 1897, the building was remodeled for use solely as a theater and hosted many appearances by lecturers, vaudeville troupes, and musicians.  Performers appearing elsewhere in Milwaukee often gave free shows at the Theater for veterans’ benefit. As the motion picture industry developed, the theater acquired equipment to show movies. Today, Ward Memorial Theater has experienced significant roof and water infiltration damage, leaving portions exposed to the elements.  In November 2011, one of the theater’s most notable features, a stained glass window depicting a life-sized figure of General Ulysses S. Grant mounted on a bay horse, was removed from the theater for safekeeping until repairs are complete. Part of Soldiers Home complex of buildings